Former Royal Ballet principal dancer Errol Pickford dies aged 51

Mail Online | 6/16/2018 | Alex Green For Mailonline
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Errol Pickford, former Royal Ballet Principal dancer and renowned teacher, has died aged 51.

The Australian made history as the first ever Western dancer to partner ballerina and Soviet favourite Nina Ananiahvii at the Armenia Gala in London's Covent Garden.

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The event was televised - a rarity at the time.

Born in Perth, Australia in 1966 he trained as a gymnast before moving to the UK and practicing ballet at the Hammond School and The Royal Ballet School.

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In 1942 he joined The Royal Ballet and by 1989 had become a soloist. By 1991 he was chosen as principle dancer.

He left The Royal Ballet in 1997 and became a Principal dancer with Western Australian Ballet.

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He became Ballet Master and School Director for K Ballet in Japan for four years and was a guest teacher with Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Rambert, Adventures...
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